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JohnS123
April 23rd, 2012, 08:09 PM
Hello,

I downloaded the Ubuntu 11.10 few days ago but the cd I tried to use isn't working. I now have a 1 GB flaskdisk. Can I use that one instead? If so, do I have to download it again? It took like 4 hours to download and I don't want to do that again if I don't have to. I'm using Ubuntu through the demo mode right now and I want to start using it. I don't want to mess up my computer so I'm asking how to safely proceed ahead. 1 GB Flaskdisk is all I have right now and I can see the files I downloaded on my regular windows, can I just put them to the flaskdisk? I think I'm using a wubi right now.

Thanks.

Rodney9
April 23rd, 2012, 08:34 PM
Welcome.

Install Ubuntu from USB Help

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

Help Guide to Ubuntu Oneiric version 11.10

http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Oneiric

Linux is Not Windows

http://linux.oneandoneis2.org/LNW.htm

Very good pictorial Install Guide

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installing

10 Things to after Installing Ubuntu

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/10/1...-ubuntu-11-10/

Check your CD/DVD

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM


Rodney

JohnS123
April 23rd, 2012, 08:45 PM
Thanks for your reply. I'm going through them now and see how it goes. I'll probably reply here again if I run into problems. Thank you sir.

JohnS123
April 24th, 2012, 01:49 AM
It looks like I'm going have to wait at least a week to get the necessary usb. What I have can only hold up to 1 GB and it looks like I'll need 2 GB. Can I keep using this on the demo boot mode until I get what I need? Can I install apps? Thanks in advance.

pqwoerituytrueiwoq
April 24th, 2012, 01:54 AM
you really only need about 700mb (and they don't make usb thumb drives that size you get a 1gb or more), you don't need the dvd if you have internet access
if you have to wait a week to get a drive you may as week just download ubuntu 12.04 (eta is this Thursday)

Bartender
April 24th, 2012, 01:59 AM
The standard Ubuntu installer download is about 700MB. Your flasH drive should be able to take on the USB installer app plus the Ubuntu download. I would think so, anyway, unless someone knows better?

I've had a couple of CD's go sideways on me over the years. As long as you have the download saved, you might want to try again. Use a CD-R, not CD-RW, burn it at 4X or so instead of maximum speed, and you need a program that knows how to turn the .iso download into a bootable disc. ImgBurn for Windows is free.

It's also a good idea to use a good name brand disc instead of cheap generic media.

EDIT: I just noticed that you used the Wubi word in your post. Sure you want to go that way?

JohnS123
April 24th, 2012, 02:29 AM
Thanks for the replys guys. What do you mean if I want to go that way? Is that bad? Which step would you suggest? I'd really appreciate your suggestion(s). I have windows xp and I just want the safest way possible.

Thanks,

John

Edit: Good to know I don't have to wait. Much appreciated and I'll use the usb installer method.

JohnS123
April 24th, 2012, 02:37 AM
Sorry for all these questions and I get answers quick and I'll use the usb method. My final question is, I already downloaded the ubuntu 11.10, can I just drag the files to the usb and proceed?

Curtis6767
April 24th, 2012, 04:03 AM
WUBI is great for a test drive.

You can download apps, etc.

But what you can't back up will be lost when you do a regular install.

d4m1r
April 24th, 2012, 04:31 AM
Sorry for all these questions and I get answers quick and I'll use the usb method. My final question is, I already downloaded the ubuntu 11.10, can I just drag the files to the usb and proceed?


How to install Ubuntu from a USB:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick



Acquire the correct Ubuntu installation files ('the ISO') and tools
Put Ubuntu onto your USB flash drive
Configure your computer to boot from USB flash drive and boot from it
Try Ubuntu or install to your hard drive.

ixtok
April 24th, 2012, 04:46 AM
Sorry for all these questions and I get answers quick and I'll use the usb method. My final question is, I already downloaded the ubuntu 11.10, can I just drag the files to the usb and proceed?

No you can't drag and drop. You must use a program such as Unetbootin (found in the software centre) or if in windows go to the "pen drive linux" site and get the software which creates a bootable usb. Run either program and install ubuntu on the usb. If using the usb to boot, you must alter the boot sequence when starting the computer.

JohnS123
April 24th, 2012, 06:40 AM
Thanks for all the replies. I'm kinda embarrassed to ask this but, how do I delete it from dual boot section? I want to install it properly as I couldn't install it since I don't have it. I thought the cd I had was blank but wasn't. I know it's idiotic but that happened. :) Thanks

JohnS123
April 24th, 2012, 08:05 AM
Nevermind. Found this

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1014708

I'll try that method.

JohnS123
April 24th, 2012, 09:29 AM
I uninstalled it. Just letting you guys know so you won't waste your time.

Thanks for you help.